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Nature of Science
Levels 1 and 2

The Nature of Science strand is the overarching, unifying strand. Through it, students learn what science is and how scientists work. They develop the skills, attitudes, and values to build a foundation for understanding the world. They come to appreciate that while scientific knowledge is durable, it is also constantly re-evaluated in the light of new evidence. They learn how scientists carry out investigations, and they come to see science as a socially valuable knowledge system. They learn how science ideas are communicated and to make links between scientific knowledge and everyday decisions and actions. These outcomes are pursued through the following major contexts in which scientific knowledge has developed and continues to develop.
Investigating in Science
  • NOS1/2-2: Extend their experiences and personal explanations of the natural world through exploration, play, asking questions, and discussing simple models.​​

Understanding in Science
  • NOS1/2-1: Appreciate that scientists ask questions about our world that lead to investigations and that open-mindedness is important because there may be more than one explanation.​​

Understanding in Science
Investigating in Science
Communicating in science
  • NOS1/2-3: Build their language and develop their understandings of the many ways the natural world can be represented.

Participating and contributing
  • NOS1/2-4: Explore and act on issues and questions that link their science learning to their daily living.

Participating and Contributing
Communicating in Science
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